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"Master" Stress Hormone Prevents Mother From Rejecting Embryo

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October 12, 2001
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The "master" hormone that commands the body's response to stress is also directly involved in the process that prevents a mother's immune system from destroying an embryo that has implanted in her uterus, according to the results of a study by researchers at the the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, and several other Institutions.

The "master" hormone that commands the body's response to stress is also directly involved in the process that prevents a mother's immune system from destroying an embryo that has implanted in her uterus, according to the results of a study by researchers at the the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, and several other Institutions.


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NIH/National Institute Of Child Health And Human Development. ""Master" Stress Hormone Prevents Mother From Rejecting Embryo." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 12 October 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/10/011012074153.htm>.
NIH/National Institute Of Child Health And Human Development. (2001, October 12). "Master" Stress Hormone Prevents Mother From Rejecting Embryo. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/10/011012074153.htm
NIH/National Institute Of Child Health And Human Development. ""Master" Stress Hormone Prevents Mother From Rejecting Embryo." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/10/011012074153.htm (accessed April 16, 2014).

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